National facility directory contains addresses for our regional headquarters. Several states have placed a ban on inmate penpal sites in response to these issues,  which the site owner has stated is a violation of the First Amendment. Jmail makes mailing inmates simple.
Date modified:. This can be very rewarding. I was a teenager in the era of MSN Messenger, so getting to know someone through the written word is not new to me, but the experience of only writing once a month was incredibly jarring at first. There is something about sitting down, alone, and writing to someone who you never expect to meet that makes it seem almost ridiculous to lie.
The prisoners who write to us will talk in the kind of unguarded way that I only really have with very close friends, late at night while we watched the stars at a festival, or to my mum as she picked me up from the station and drove me home after a bad break-up. Many inmates have become out of sight, out of mind to their family and friends, offering friendship can be a great way to keep their spirits up and let them know they are not alone.
This way the inmate can write you back. Any device, anywhere in the world. Inmates who establish and maintain positive relationships with people outside of prison are less likely to return to prison in the future, also improving the inmates chances of successfully reintegrating into society when released.
Meet-An-Inmate connects people like you with inmates from across the United States, and offers an easy way to brighten up an inmates day.
When the state of Missouri investigated claims that several dozen female inmates were deceiving male pen-pals,  the proactive response of the site resulted in a positive response by the public. As well as the naturally slower pace of writing, the letters get held up a lot.